Fully braided hair styles have come to be seen as dated and a bit of a style disaster. Who can forget the episode of Friends where Monica (Courtney Cox) returns from holiday with a fully braided hair style. She became the butt of all her fellow Friends jokes and chances are if you turn up to work or school on a Monday with fully braided locks your co-workers or classmates are going to think your having a mid-life crisis! You don't want that do you? Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 10.22.10   However a semi braided style can offer a cool on-trend look that delivers nice variety and texture to your hair. This style is very popular right now and a number of A-list celebrities and high end fashion show models have been spotted with semi braided hair. Jessica Alba, the Olsen Twins, Chloe Grace Mortez, Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Bilson and Angelina Jolie have all been pictured recently with great textured semi braided hair. [caption id="attachment_148" align="alignnone" width="425"]Photograph Maegan Tintari Photograph Maegan Tintari[/caption] [caption id="attachment_149" align="alignnone" width="425"]Photograph Maegan Tintari Photograph Maegan Tintari[/caption] One of the nice things is that you can mix up this style and choose your favourite for any occasion. The angel halo semi braided style in particular offers a bohemian and modern look. If thats not your thing then why not try the double braided look like Jessica Alba or the subtle centre parting braids like Rachel Bilson. To achieve this style it is essential for medium - long hair and braiding doesn't work well with perfectly clean hair, so make sure you leave it a day after washing or spray with a little hairspray if your hair feels too clean. To perfect the skill of braiding your hair takes a little bit of practice but it is something you can learn easily and do yourself at home. There are several videos on YouTube that offer tutorials if you need a helping hand. We look forward to seeing you new semi braided hair style!

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